Emmerdale’s Lydia baby bombshell ‘sealed’ as fans twig twist after rape ordeal

Emmerdale viewers are convinced Lydia Dingle (Karen Blick) will fall pregnant after being raped by Craig Reed (Ben Addis).

The fan favourite was sexually assaulted her her childhood friend in heartbreaking scenes earlier this week.

During Wednesday's (September 6) episode, she struggled to come to terms what has happened to her.

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Lydia went to work for Kim Tate (Claire King) and tried to act like everything with normal as she tried to get on with her life.

She is yet to tell any of her loved ones about what Craig did and he turned up to the village looking for her.

Sam Dingle (James Hooton) asked Craig to go for a point, unaware that he had raped his wife the day before.

Fans of the ITV soap have since taken to social media to predict that Lydia may fall pregnant with Craig's child.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one fan penned: 'I have a bad feeling Lydia's might get pregnant. The script has been harping on how she never had any children of her own a little too much."

Another added: "Hmmmm wonder if Lydia will be pregnant."

A third person posted: "Omg I didn't think of Lydia becoming pregnant from the rape."

While a fourth social media user said:"Now will Lydia be pregnant?"

Viewers will already know that Craig and Lydia grew up in the same children's home.

Fearing the repercussions if she was open about the pregnancy, she chose not to tell anybody.

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Instead, Lydia secretly prepared for the birth with help from a book she'd found at the library.

In a tragic turn of events, she gave birth in the toilets at the children's home but was devastated when her baby son was stillborn.

She wrapped up her baby boy before laying him to rest in some nearby woods.

Lydia then ran away to start a new life, choosing Scarborough as her new home as it was the furthest she could get on a bus day saver.

Craig recently bumped into Lydia at a job fair and he's been back in Lydia's life ever since.

Fans will have to wait and see if Lydia picks up the courage and open up about her rape ordeal.

Emmerdale airs weeknights on ITV1 and ITVX at 7.30pm

If you have been affected by this story, contact Rape Crisis England & Wales for free confidential support and information on 08088029999 or their website or 08088010302 if you're calling from Scotland.

You can contact the Domestic and Sexual Abuse helpline on 0808 802 1414 if you are in Ireland.

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